Topology for Physicists

  • Albert S. Schwarz

Part of the Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften book series (GL, volume 308)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  17. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

"This volume, written by someone who has made many significant contributions to mathematical physics, not least to the present dialogue between mathematicians and physicists, aims to present some of the basic material in algebraic topology at the level of a fairly sophisticated theoretical physics graduate student. The most important topics, covering spaces, homotopy and homology theory, degree theory fibrations and a little about Lie groups are treated at a brisk pace and informal level. Personally I found the style congenial.(...) extremely useful as background or supplementary material for a graduate course on geometry and physics and would also be useful to those contemplating giving such a course. (...)" Contemporary Physics, A. Schwarz GL 308

Keywords

Cohomology Fundamental group Gauge theory Homotopy Homotopy group condensed matter fibrations homology homotopy theory instantons manifold quantum field theory topology

Authors and affiliations

  • Albert S. Schwarz
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics 565 Kerr HallUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-02998-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08131-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02998-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0072-7830
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